NetBeansDreamTeam/Proposals/Infrastructure

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==List of Infrastructure Problems/Solutions==
==List of Infrastructure Problems/Solutions==
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The [[NetBeansDreamTeam| NetBeans Dream Team]] is a community-driven group of highly skilled NetBeans users and contributors. They participate at NetBeans developer events, on mailing lists and developer forums, providing new, interesting and informative content as well as developing new and creative ways to promote NetBeans.
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Members of the [[NetBeansDreamTeam| NetBeans Dream Team]] have identified the following problems in the NetBeans infrastructure and suggests the solutions below.
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===Mission Statement===
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===Communication===
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The NetBeans Dream Team strives to make the NetBeans open source project more accessible to our user, contributor, and partner communities.
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Problem: Changes to infrastructure are often poorly communicated (see
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Ivan/Emilian's recent thread on nbdev, which Wade forwarded to the
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list).  This apparently even affects people inside of Oracle, and is
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much worse for people in the community since don't have access to
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intranet, company meetings, meeting developers in the cafeteria at
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lunchtime, etc.  Additionally, changes to infrastructure seem to be
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made without regard to how it will affect work done by others. As an
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example, I have easily spent > 100 hours editing things in the FAQ.
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In the last five years, it moved from java.net Wiki to JSPWiki to
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Media Wiki and the Web-based mailing list archives have also recently
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changed. These changes have broken many links in the FAQ.
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Solution:
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===Website Changes===
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Nobody outside of Oracle can edit the netbeans.org Web site, aside
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from the Wiki (see my comments on nbdiscuss)
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===Mirror Sites===
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No mirror sites for netbeans.org downloads (see my comments on
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this list).  I have documented problems in which I was unable to
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download releases from the Akamai download system you use now, both
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from home and work.  These problems are intermittent, but continue
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even now, and have prevented me from participating in 7.0 beta testing
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in any meaningful way.
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===Website Instability===
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NetBeans web site is unstable (see #195839)

Revision as of 10:13, 28 March 2011

Contents

List of Infrastructure Problems/Solutions

Members of the NetBeans Dream Team have identified the following problems in the NetBeans infrastructure and suggests the solutions below.

Communication

Problem: Changes to infrastructure are often poorly communicated (see Ivan/Emilian's recent thread on nbdev, which Wade forwarded to the list). This apparently even affects people inside of Oracle, and is much worse for people in the community since don't have access to intranet, company meetings, meeting developers in the cafeteria at lunchtime, etc. Additionally, changes to infrastructure seem to be made without regard to how it will affect work done by others. As an example, I have easily spent > 100 hours editing things in the FAQ. In the last five years, it moved from java.net Wiki to JSPWiki to Media Wiki and the Web-based mailing list archives have also recently changed. These changes have broken many links in the FAQ. Solution:

Website Changes

Nobody outside of Oracle can edit the netbeans.org Web site, aside from the Wiki (see my comments on nbdiscuss)

Mirror Sites

No mirror sites for netbeans.org downloads (see my comments on this list). I have documented problems in which I was unable to download releases from the Akamai download system you use now, both from home and work. These problems are intermittent, but continue even now, and have prevented me from participating in 7.0 beta testing in any meaningful way.

Website Instability

NetBeans web site is unstable (see #195839)

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